BEIJING, June 30 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- JUCCCE (Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy) and NAMC (National Academy for Mayors of China) co-organized the 2010 JUCCCE China Energy Forum occurring today at the Shangri-La in Beijing, China. The Forum features the individual stories of China's mayors and SOE executives, who will tell attendees about their efforts to green China's cities. JUCCCE is a leading non-profit organization seeking to accelerate the greening of China. NAMC is run by China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and trains China's mayors on a rotating basis.
In the last 25 years, China's energy demand has tripled. Industrial energy demand accounts for 71% of energy demand in China. With strong control over land use, industry and local policy, mayors play a deciding role in China's cities. China's mayors and State Owned Enterprise executives therefore play a large role in shaping today's China.
"This is a tremendous opportunity to understand where China's cities and industries are in their quest to go green," says JUCCCE Chairperson Peggy Liu. "Understanding the needs of China's mayors and State Owned Enterprises is essential to understanding today's China."
According to Wang Zhongping, the Director of the National Academy for Mayors of China, international collaboration is essential for mayors and SOE executives: "Mayors are thirsty for solutions, and JUCCCE is a window to international expertise and technologies. We are committed to showing the world the progress China's cities are making, and we are committed to enabling our mayors to make energy smart urban planning decisions."
JUCCCE has completed a series of mayors' training courses with the National Academy for Mayors of China (NAMC). In 2009, JUCCCE trained 90 mayors and vice mayors from across China, representing over 30 million Chinese citizens. JUCCCE / NAMC trainings will continue and expand in 2010 and 2011.
Today's 2010 JUCCCE China Energy Forum will gather attendees from around the world. Additional highlights from today's Forum include: the awarding of the Hillary Institute of International Leadership's 2010 Laureate to JUCCCE Chairperson Peggy Liu, the presentation of McKinsey & Company's new China Water Cost Curve, and a keynote address by IPCC Chair and Nobel Laureate Dr. Rajendra Pachauri.
About the National Academy for Mayors of China (NAMC)
Established in 1983, The National Academy for Mayors of China is jointly run by the China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and Central Organization Department. The Beijing-based training center provides training for mayors and State Owned Enterprises across China.
JUCCCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the way China creates and uses energy. Working with difference-makers from around the world and across many sectors, JUCCCE has a 10-year mandate to visibly accelerate the greening of China. JUCCCE's key programs include training mayors in China on energy smart cities, helping students become green advocates through energy efficient lightbulb giveaways and energy education, and a smart grid cooperative.
JUCCCE views the challenge of changing the trajectory of energy use through a change management lens, rather than just a technology or policy lens. JUCCCE focuses reaching key energy decision makers through scalable channels and facilitating dialogue for mutual understanding.
Note to editors: For detailed information about JUCCCE, see http://www.juccce.com/about_us/background_reading . For additional information about the 2010 JUCCCE China Energy Forum, see http://forum.juccce.com
SOURCE Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE)